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Lil' Kim Portrays Self as Victim in NY Trial

Lil' Kim Portrays Self as Victim in NY Trial

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By Gail Appleson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rapper Lil' Kim, sporting prim pastels and ruffles, took the stand in her perjury trial on Thursday and portrayed herself as a generous friend who had been victimized by greedy and violent associates.


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Lil' Kim, 30, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, denied lying to a federal grand jury investigating two of her associates -- Suif Jackson and Damion Butler -- in a 2001 gun battle with a rival hip-hop group outside a Manhattan radio station. Both men have pleaded guilty to firing shots in the incident that left one man injured.



Prosecutors say that Lil' Kim tried to protect the two by telling the grand jury during its 2003 probe that Butler was not there that day and that she did not know Jackson.



During her testimony, Lil' Kim maintained that when she was questioned in front of the grand jury two years after the shooting, she could not remember everyone who was at the scene. She also said that she could not identify a photo of Jackson shown to her by prosecutors.



"I did the best I could to remember. I did not lie," Lil' Kim testified. "I'm not guilty of any of these crimes."



In a far cry from her famous racy outfits and the sexually explicit language of her music, Lil' Kim sat demurely in the witness box wearing a pale peach ruffled blouse, white jacket adorned with a sparkling brooch, and a pastel skirt.



When asked by her lawyer if there was a difference between Kimberly Jones and the image she portrays, she responded sweetly: "Of course there is. I'm nothing like my music."



She said that while she was proud of her work, "Kimberly Jones is who I am when I go home."



But Kathy Seibel, assistant U.S. attorney, attacked the performer's credibility and chipped away at inconsistencies in her testimony. She showed Lil' Kim a security camera photo of the performer standing near Butler on the street during the shootout. She also showed her the mug shot of Jackson that the performer said she could not identify in 2003.



Seibel had Lil' Kim confirm that she had known Jackson since she was a teenager. "You've seen him in the flesh thousands of times," Seibel said.



Under questioning by defense lawyer Mel Sachs, Lil' Kim tried to show she had no motive to lie. She said the men had taken advantage of her generosity and that she had broken off her friendships with them well before her grand jury testimony.



"Would you have a reason to lie to protect either of them," asked Sachs.



"Why would I after what they did to me. I'm so happy I'm away from them...they did me so wrong. I have no reason to lie for them."



She told the jury that Butler had lived in her house, never helped with expenses and had even stolen expensive jewelry from her, including a $60,000 Rolex watch.



"I was fed up with always bailing them out (of prison). They were taking advantage of me, they were stealing from me," she said.



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Ok, someone's addicted to plastic surgery and their name is not Wacko Jacko...



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She has gone down hill. I used to think she was pretty and I used to like her music *sigh*

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She has gone down hill. I used to think she was pretty and I used to like her music *sigh*
and it looks like she's getting ready to get in trouble. What's up with this lie quote?

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When asked by her lawyer if there was a difference between Kimberly Jones and the image she portrays, she responded sweetly: "Of course there is. I'm nothing like my music."
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I should hope she isnt like her music what with all the rampant fucking and gun shooting and what not.

Who the hell thinks shes like that?

She needs to find someone to fix her face she looks like ass. Poor little kimmie. Bleh.

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did she get cheek implants??

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she looks REALLY light. it's disgusting.

i think she had cheek and a chin implants. nose job and some bleaching. she looks like she got something done around the eyes too.


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she looks REALLY light. it's disgusting.

i think she had cheek and a chin implants. nose job and some bleaching. she looks like she got something done around the eyes too.
Yeah she's Michael jr...
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she used to be such a pretty girl. remember when in "Meet the Parents", Ben's character was trying to be cool and he said that Li'l Kim was phat. it was hilarious

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Prosecutor: Lil' Kim Believed She Was Above Law

Mon Mar 14, 1:52 PM ET
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By Gail Appleson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rapper Lil' Kim believed she was above the law and that being a Grammy-winning superstar allowed her to lie to a grand jury investigating a "Wild West shootout" outside a Manhattan radio station, a federal prosecutor said during closing arguments Monday.


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Lil' Kim, 30, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, is on trial for lying to a federal grand jury investigating two of her associates -- Suif Jackson and Damion Butler -- in a 2001 shootout with a rival hip-hop group. Both men have pleaded guilty to firing shots that left one man injured.



Prosecutors say Lil' Kim tried to protect the two by telling the grand jury during its 2003 probe that Butler was not there that day and that she did not know Jackson.



"Maybe Kimberly Jones bought into her own image. Maybe she believed she was a Queen Bee above the law. That for a multifaceted superstar the rules are different for her," said Cathy Seibel, assistant U.S. Attorney. Queen Bee is Lil' Kim's record label.



Defense lawyers were to give their closing arguments later Monday.



Lil' Kim, known for her racy outfits and sexually explicit language, has dressed demurely during the trial and Monday she sported a pink blouse and charcoal gray suit clenched at the waist with a wide black leather belt.



The case stems from a Feb. 25, 2001, incident outside Hot 97 radio station where Lil' Kim and associates from the rap group Junior M.A.F.I.A. had appeared as on-air guests.



After they left the studio that Sunday afternoon, members of her entourage and a rival hip-hop group were involved in the shootout.



Prosecutors said some 30 bullets were fired from six guns in what they described as a "Wild West shootout."



Lil' Kim testified last week that she had been traumatized by the shooting and could not remember Butler being at the scene when she was questioned in front of the grand jury two years later. She also said she could not identify a picture of Jackson, a friend she had known since she was a teen-ager.



Seibel called Lil' Kim's testimony "preposterous" and said it insulted the Manhattan federal jury's intelligence.



The performer's co-defendant and friend Monique Dopwell also told the grand jury that Butler was not there that day.



Seibel said both women remembered many other details from the day of the incident, but both conveniently erased Butler from the scene.



"They were trying their best to deceive the grand jury," Seibel said. "Both defendants told the same lie ... it shows an intentional plan of action."



Video cameras at the station and on the street showed Butler was part of the group. He can be seen escorting them into the radio station and later standing on the street next to Lil' Kim when the shooting started.



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Lil' Kim testified last week that she had been traumatized by the shooting and could not remember Butler being at the scene when she was questioned in front of the grand jury two years later. She also said she could not identify a picture of Jackson, a friend she had known since she was a teen-ager.



Seibel called Lil' Kim's testimony "preposterous" and said it insulted the Manhattan federal jury's intelligence.
Now this is one star that is getting ready to get convicted.....what the hell kind of excuse is that.
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Lil Kim Those excuses are so, so lame! I can't see how she won't get convicted.

I loved her last album
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She clearly does not think straight....how are you going to say you don't know someone who lived in your house?
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She better be in the recording studio right now, working her arse off because she ain't gonna be able to record music for a long time to come

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i feel so bad for her. i love her latest album

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